Sunday, May 18, 2014

That elusive cardinal


Since I was on the subject of birds yesterday, look who else I saw on Friday.  That very elusive cardinal who hangs out at the garden.  I snapped this shot as soon as I saw him and then went to move a little closer and off he flew.

16 comments:

Andy said...

They are such beautiful birds. That also includes the female.

Stefan Jansson said...

Always nice against the blue sky.

Lowell said...

A lovely shot. The bird looks a bit bedraggled, though, like he got blown around in the wind a bit. We've to a lot of cardinals in the bush outside of our kitchen window. Hard to get a good photo of them, though.

llandudnopictures said...

What a beauty, fantastic portrait!

cieldequimper said...

I only ever saw one cardinal in my whole life, somewhere on the Potomac near Washington, D.C. and I think I have a blurred picture of a red spot in the trees! :-) You caught it so well!

Birdman said...

Close enough, right here.
Mission accomplished!

José Mendonça said...

Excellent! Perfect blue background for the lovely red.

Judy said...

They are fun to see and rare around here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done on catching him Sharon, the little birds are the hardest, they're so darn zippy!

Karl Demetz said...

Am I the only one who sees two birds?
Ok, the red cardinal is very eye-catching.

RedPat said...

They are so difficult to catch! You can hear them singing in the trees but to get a pic is so difficult. You did well, Sharon.

William Kendall said...

A real beauty!

Randy said...

Colorful visitor.

glenda said...

I have not seen one of these in ages. Would love to spot one again.

Kate said...

My favorite bird that sticks around all winter to delight us. Your composition is terrific.

Kathy said...

Yay! A cardinal in Phoenix! I've never seen one.